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11 out of 19 people found the following review useful:

Uncomfortable but rewarding reviewing

9/10
Author: scotty g-1 from Glasgow, Scotland
28 August 2007

Managed to see this film at the Edinburgh film festival. Roller-coaster ride of emotions, uplifting in parts, haunting in others, it is not a film to view lightly. Great performances by the lead actors, utterly convincing which adds to the weight and subject matter.

Went along without knowing anything about the plot and I won't give Adapated from a stage play, the dialogue is excellent and draws you into the lives of characters each missing something from their lives.

Few films have made me think as much about the ending and the sequences that unfold as Blackbird has even though it was over 9 days since I saw it.

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2 out of 4 people found the following review useful:

Deserving of Academy Award !

9/10
Author: (whereisdjtsunami@yahoo.com) from United States
12 April 2010

*** This review may contain spoilers ***

Saw this at The Phoenix Film Festival in April. The performances by lead actors Paul Sparks, who plays Baylis, a heroin addicted vet, and Gillian Jacobs, who stars as Froggy, a teen stripper, are amazing ! The film has real sense of purpose, portraying it's characters as vulnerable and giving you an unflinching look at their downward spiral. It is an uncompromising film and fascinating to watch these actors take on their part. You almost feel as though you are brought to the brink of their existence. Director Adam Rapp, one of the creative consultants to The L Word, shows real depth in his sophomore effort as writer-director. He is definitely a director on the horizon, and one to watch for ! Cant wait for his next project !

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